Flag Fiji

Flag Fiji 1500x900mm

Flag Stock Code: fiji-/l

Stock Item:

$23.00

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Flag Fiji 900x600mm

Flag Stock Code: fiji-/m

Stock Item:

$18.40

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Hand-waver Fiji 450x300mm (One only)

Flag Stock Code: fiji-/hw

Stock Item:

$12.89

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Handwaver Child Fiji 225x150mm (One only)

Flag Stock Code: fiji-/hc

Stock Item:

$7.44

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Desk Flag Fiji 150x100mm (One only)

Flag Stock Code: fiji-/df

Stock Item:

$7.66

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String 30 Fiji 230x150mm

Flag Stock Code: fiji-/sf30

Stock Item:

$54.00

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Background

Fiji became independent in 1970, after nearly a century as a British colony. Democratic rule was interrupted by two military coups in 1987, caused by concern over a government perceived as dominated by the Indian community (descendants of contract laborers brought to the islands by the British in the 19th century). A 1990 constitution favored native Melanesian control of Fiji, but led to heavy Indian emigration; the population loss resulted in economic difficulties, but ensured that Melanesians became the majority. Amendments enacted in 1997 made the constitution more equitable. Free and peaceful elections in 1999 resulted in a government led by an Indo-Fijian, but a coup in May 2000 ushered in a prolonged period of political turmoil. Parliamentary elections held in August 2001 provided Fiji with a democratically elected government and gave a mandate to the government of Prime Minister Laisenia QARASE.

Design Description

light blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Fijian shield centered on the outer half of the flag; the shield depicts a yellow lion above a white field quartered by the cross of Saint George featuring stalks of sugarcane, a palm tree, bananas, and a white dove

Capital City

Suva (Viti Levu)

Government

republic - military coup leader Maj. Gen. Sitiveni RABUKA formally declared Fiji a republic on 6 October 1987